Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by kirkmichel:
4.7/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm phoning in this review in because I love this beer so much I want to get back to it ASAP. Garage door is open at Leon's Full service and we're all enjoying the weather.
A- Beautiful black-brown opaque with a thick caramel head. Lacing is almost solid down the glass as it empties.
S- Chocolate and porter-esque dirt. Or is it more proper to say "earthy"? The chocolate is wonderfully overpowering and is finished off with a whiff of whiskey.
T- Balance: chocolate, bourbon, malt...wow. What really amazes me is how strong the bourbon and chocolate come through without being too sweet or too boozy.
M- Can you use the term "chewy" with beer? If so, this is it. It's thick, but still has an unexpected level of carbonation.
D - I may actually have another, this is so good. Remarkably masked alcohol, and it is just plain delicious. Plus, I have a DD!
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2011 21:31:37 | More by kirkmichel
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4.51/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Super black with virtually no head from aggressive pour. Still generates sticky lacing.
S- I think this may have been the first stout I ever smelled from a distance... I pushed the snifter away to take a pic and could smell it from two feet away. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark cherry, and a touch of vanilla. There's also a subtle nuttiness that comes out toward the end. Bourbon grows more and more intense as it warms.
T- Surprisingly sweet up front with notes of cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood characteristics. Middle brings out coffee and more chocolate with a big surge of bourbon. Finish is dry dark chocolate with a nice subtle burn. The flavors are huge. As balanced as balanced gets when on the cooler side, but bourbon becomes more dominant as it warms.
M- Lightly viscous. Creamy and drying.
O- Cheers to my old beer guy, Drew, for landing this for me. I would've never had it, otherwise. What I'll remember most about KBS is the supreme balance between such huge flavors. I don't think I would go out of my way to buy again, but I can definitely see why it is so hyped.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 17:17:49 | More by tmm313
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
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